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Bikini Kill: Revolution Girl Style Now

Holly Gleason, Paste, 1 October 2015

BEFORE THE INTERNET'S UBIQUITY, the 140-character Twitterverse and more, DIY punk meant hanging your own flyers and hand-stapled fanzines. In 1991, Bikini Kill — a feminist hardcore group comprised of Kathleen Hanna, Tobi Vail, Billy Karren and Kathi Wilcox — came together at ABC House in Olympia, Wash. to record a demo cassette that was pivotal in igniting the riot grrrl movement. Revolution Girl Style Now was an electric jolt to the sternum, rage channeled through buzzing electric guitars and lyrics that didn't hurl mere invectives, but truths about sexism and sexual violence.

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